Two main Performing Artistes for the Kristiansand African Cultural Festival 2023 are King Ayisoba and Sherifa Gunu, presenting indigenous African cultural music in the Ghanaian hip-life and high-life genres.
Ayisoba won Ghana Music Award Song of the Year on his hit single in 2007 "My Father". He is more popular and identified by his "Kologo"(a traditional two-stringed guitar) which he learnt from his grandfather, a traditional healer from Kalaga, Upper East Region of Ghana.
Gunu also was more popular in the year 2017 when she released her single hit "Salamatu" in recognition of some unique African names. Hailing from the Kingdom of Dagbon in the Northern Region of Ghana, she learnt many of her traditional hits from the roya family in her quest to influence Ghanaian indigenous music a great deal.
They are both accorded by 3 different Akan cultural performing dancing and drumming troupes - Kete, Fɔmtɔmfrɔm and Nwomkorɔ. These genres are also more popular among the Akan people in Asante, Adanse, Fante, Ahafo, Bono, Seftwi, Akyem, Kwahu, Akuapem, Akwamu, among others in the Akan family as the largest ethnic group of Ghana.
There will be different dancing and drumming performances throughout the night constituting culture and traditions from northern and middle-belt of Ghana for cultural rendition purposes.
And this is being brought to you by Ghana Union of Norway Agder and Abibiman Records with their partners: Norwegian African-Relations Consult (NARC) and Plan Foyah (PF) and their sponsors.
Promoting integration and diversity in Kristiansand, Agder, Norway through cultural performances.
. Joseph Kyei-Boateng (Communication Consultant of the Cultural Festival) +4746672333
. Obed Opoku Afram (Planning Committee Leader of the Cultural Festival) +4740384669
. Kofi Korankye Adom (Leader of the Cultural Troupe Performers) +233244205204